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Symptom burden, palliative care need and predictors of physical and psychological discomfort in two UK hospitals

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Palliative Care, February 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (90th percentile)

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Title
Symptom burden, palliative care need and predictors of physical and psychological discomfort in two UK hospitals
Published in
BMC Palliative Care, February 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-684x-12-11
Pubmed ID
Authors

Tony Ryan, Christine Ingleton, Clare Gardiner, Chris Parker, Merryn Gott, Bill Noble

Abstract

The requirement to meet the palliative needs of acute hospital populations has grown in recent years. With increasing numbers of frail older people needing hospital care as a result of both malignant and non-malignant conditions, emphasis is being placed upon understanding the physical, psychological and social burdens experienced by patients. This study explores the extent of burden in two large UK hospitals, focusing upon those patients who meet palliative care criteria. Furthermore, the paper explores the use of palliative services and identifies the most significant clinical diagnostic and demographic factors which determine physical and psychological burden.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Nigeria 1 1%
Unknown 74 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 17%
Student > Master 8 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 11%
Other 7 9%
Student > Postgraduate 7 9%
Other 23 30%
Unknown 10 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 29 38%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 18%
Psychology 9 12%
Social Sciences 6 8%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 3%
Other 3 4%
Unknown 13 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 April 2013.
All research outputs
#1,066,957
of 12,373,620 outputs
Outputs from BMC Palliative Care
#120
of 523 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#13,882
of 142,217 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Palliative Care
#1
of 4 outputs
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